Golu 2019

Golu 2019 @ Royal International Senior Secondary CBSE School, Komarapalayam, Namakkal District.

Golu is the festive display of dolls and figurines in South India during the autumn festive season, particularly around the multiday Navaratri festival of Hinduism. These displays are typically thematic, narrating a legend from a Hindu text or a secular cultural issue.

It is dedicated to various forms of Goddess Durga. Golu is a dolls festival celebrated during Navratri. Apart from Tamil Nadu, it is also a part of the festivities in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In Tamil Nadu it is called as Bommai Golu and in Telugu it is known as Bommana Koluvu.

On the Amavasya day, Golu steps are to be set preferably facing the east direction. We can also keep the steps facing west or north, but never facing south. The Golu dolls are kept on steps called the Golu Padi which are set up using wooden planks or steel steps.

Golu is the festive display of dolls and figurines in South India during the autumn festive season, particularly around the multiday Navaratri (Dussehra, Dasara) festival of Hinduism. These displays are typically thematic, narrating a legend from a Hindu text or a secular cultural issue.

The Golu dolls are seasonal showpieces made to grace the home only during these auspicious days and are displayed as a festive collection. In former centuries Navaratri dolls were made by craftsmen from Vandipalayam, near Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu.